The Best Episodes of Expedition Unknown
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2018
Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
#2 - Great Women of Ancient Egypt
Season 4 - Episode 7
Josh Gates strives to uncover the buried secrets of three of the most powerful and elusive women in ancient Egypt -- Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra; a facial reconstruction project is commissioned to reveal the face of King Tut's mother.
#3 - Legend of the Snake King (1)
Season 5 - Episode 1
Archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen joins Josh and his team to venture deep into the Guatemalan rainforest to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Snake Kings in the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador.
#5 - Finding Fenn's Fortune
Season 2 - Episode 6
Josh joins a treasure hunt searching for a $2,000,000 treasure planted in the modern day. He attempts to decode the clues of the treasure's location by following a cryptic poem, leading him deep into the harsh Rocky Mountains.
#6 - Legend of the Snake King (2)
Season 5 - Episode 2
Josh concludes his investigation into the mysterious Maya city of El Mirador, from the possible burial of the elusive Snake Kings to uncovering the secrets behind the fall of one of history's greatest ancient cities.
#7 - Lost Spanish Fortune, Found!
Season 3 - Episode 17
Josh Gates travels down to the coast of Florida and to the recently opened Cuba in search of a sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships that were sunk in 1715; the hunt takes in deep into the Atlantic and the National Archives of Cuba.
#9 - The Secret
Season 4 - Episode 4
Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.
#10 - Viking Secrets
Season 4 - Episode 1
From Denmark and Iceland to the United States and Canada, Josh Gates treads into Viking territory in an effort to unlock answers to their most enduring secrets, including how they attained and sustained their power and how far they really traveled.
#11 - Vikings In America
Season 4 - Episode 2
Josh traces the Vikings' westward expansion from the volcanic landscape of Iceland to a mysterious settlement in Greenland; he aims to find out if the Vikings landed in the United States more than 500 years before any other Europeans.
#12 - Jean Lafitte's Treasure
Season 5 - Episode 4
Josh ventures to the American south to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.
#13 - Lost Samurai Sword of Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 11
Josh searches through various ancient shrines in Japan looking for the mystical Honjo Masamune sword. During his travels, Josh learns the ways of the samurai and is educated on how to forge his own sword.
#15 - India's Atlantis
Season 3 - Episode 16
Josh travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.
#16 - Nazi Gold Train
Season 2 - Episode 19
Josh Gates travels to Europe to expose the last secrets of the Nazi empire. He searches for a buried train filled with stolen gold, explores the tunnels of the notorious Project Riese and hunts for a lost fortune at the bottom of a lake.
#17 - Lasseter's Gold
Season 3 - Episode 8
Josh Gates sets off deep into the Australian Outback, following the footsteps of legendary explorer Harold Lasseter, who claims to have found a vast field of gold.
#18 - Hitler's Atomic Secrets
Season 2 - Episode 20
Josh Gates travels to Austria to expose the secrets of the Third Reich. During his expedition he dives into an Alpine lake to locate a lost fortune and goes underground to search for a top secret Nazi nuclear laboratory.
#20 - The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Season 3 - Episode 4
Josh Gates joins leading archeologists as they investigate America's first missing-persons case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke. Following newly discovered clues, he'll reach new heights as he digs for answers to this over 400-year-old mystery.
#21 - Cloning the Woolly Mammoth
Season 3 - Episode 5
One of the most iconic creatures of the Ice Age, the Woolly Mammoth, has gone extinct and Josh and a team search for enough DNA to clone a woolly mammoth.
#22 - The Ark of the Covenant
Season 3 - Episode 12
Josh Gates follows in the footsteps of Indiana Jones as he searches in Israel and Ethiopia for the lost Ark of the Covenant, the sacred relic said to contain the Ten Commandments and possess extraordinary powers.
#25 - Viking Sunstone
Season 1 - Episode 6
Josh travels to England and Norway to unlock the secrets of the Viking sunstone, a mystic crystal the Vikings used to conquer the seas. Before testing it, he explores a crypt in a Nordic church and descends 1,000 feet into a deserted mine.